Issues related to staff retention and turnover

Nancy Wells, Laura Roberts, Lisa Cagle Medlin
Seminars for Nurse Managers 2002, 10 (3): 171-9
Retention and turnover of staff, particularly highly skilled nurses, are important issues for administrators in the current health care environment. The purpose of this article is to review the literature to improve our understanding of factors related to staff retention. Group cohesion, job stress, manager style, and autonomy are examined. Strategies to improve retention, which focus on these critical factors, are described.

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